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Costa Rica receives shipment of nearly 80,000 more vaccines
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Costa Rica receives shipment of nearly 80,000 more vaccines

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 17, 2021

Costa Rica received 79,560 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on Tuesday night, the single-largest shipment delivered to the country, the Presidency reported. The Boeing 757-200 jet arrived at…

Pfizer to resume Costa Rica vaccine deliveries today
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Pfizer to resume Costa Rica vaccine deliveries today

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 16, 2021

Costa Rica will receive its next shipment of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on Tuesday night, authorities announced. Pfizer had suspended dose deliveries since late January as the pharmaceutical made…

Costa Rica has administered nearly 100,000 vaccine doses
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Costa Rica has administered nearly 100,000 vaccine doses

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 16, 2021

Costa Rica has administered 96,948 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, the Presidency said Monday. More than 42,500 people have already received both shots of the formula. The…

Panama defends hiring Cuban doctors to fight pandemic
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Panama defends hiring Cuban doctors to fight pandemic

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - February 9, 2021

Panama's health minister on Monday defended the deployment of more than 200 Cuban doctors to help the Central American country battle the coronavirus, despite criticism of the…

Covid patients asphyxiate as Latin America battles oxygen shortage
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Covid patients asphyxiate as Latin America battles oxygen shortage

AFP - February 6, 2021

As a second, deadly wave of Covid-19 batters Latin America, images have emerged from country after country of desperate people lining up for days to buy oxygen…

Study explores mental health impacts of pandemic on Costa Ricans
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Study explores mental health impacts of pandemic on Costa Ricans

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 4, 2021

More than two-thirds of Costa Ricans who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus crisis are exhibiting symptoms of depression, says a study conducted by the…

Mexico authorizes use of Russian Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19
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Mexico authorizes use of Russian Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19

AFP - February 3, 2021

The Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) of Mexico, which regulates the use of medicines, on Tuesday authorized the emergency use of the Russian Sputnik…

Nearly 12,000 Costa Ricans have received both vaccine doses
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Nearly 12,000 Costa Ricans have received both vaccine doses

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 2, 2021

Costa Rica has administered 57,701 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, President Carlos Alvarado says. More than 11,800 people have already received both shots of the formula.…

Panama reopens land borders to tourists
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Panama reopens land borders to tourists

The Tico Times - January 30, 2021

The Panamanian government has announced the reopening of the country's land borders. "The National Immigration Service announces the reopening of land borders, for the entry and exit…

Costa Rica to begin vaccinating everyone 58 and older in February
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Costa Rica to begin vaccinating everyone 58 and older in February

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 29, 2021

Costa Rica in February will begin vaccinating citizens and residents who are 58 and older against the coronavirus. President Carlos Alvarado announced the news Thursday on his…